Rob Marr Releases New Song “Death and Comfort”
- London-based singer-songwriter and NHS public health consultant Rob Marr unveiled a new song “Death and Comfort” on November 13th.
The song is the first single off of his upcoming third studio album “Book of Man”, which is expected to be released in early 2021.
The song was written after experiencing the loss of his father. The lyrics were partly inspired by a description of Aldous Huxley's death, written by his wife Laura, from Shaun Usher's Letters of Note. He recorded the song with piano, a 1-mic and 1-take.
Rob Marr said of the song, “When I wrote the song I wanted to capture something of the spirit of that letter, to write something that was raw and honest and somehow hopeful.”
The album has been six years in the making. The album is composed with 12 short narratives. Narrated by BAFTA-winner Josh O'Connor.
He said, “With the album I was trying to write a clutch of songs that covered the full range of emotions and experiences. I once saw a Quentin Blake exhibition at the London School of Illustration, and have never forgotten a sketch that captures a character suspended in mid-air, having just been thrown through a window. The songs are intended to work in the same way - they take a key moment and explode it, examine it in detail, providing an emotional counterpoint to the spare, understated narration.”
- source : Spotify